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GamingRookie9988

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What is the better deal to play games like World of Warcraft, Diablo, and Fortnite.

I'm looking at these 2 laptops for gaming. What do you think???

HP 2023 Newest 14 Laptop 14" FHD Display, 16GB RAM, 1TB SSD, AMD Ryzen 3 Processor Upto 3.5GHz, Type-C, HDMI, Fast Charge, 10 Hrs Long Battery Life, Windows 11 (Renewed) For 279 Dollars Model Asin B0CMRC4LK1

OR Acer Aspire 3 15.6 inch Laptop AMD Ryzen 7-5700U 16GB RAM 512GB SSD for 359 dollars model A315-44P-R7GS
It has a AMD Ryzen 7 5700U Octa-Core Processor

Do I pay the extra money??? I've been told the Ryzen 7-7500U would just be overkill.
 
Based on the HP SKU the computer has the following CPU: Ryzen 3 3250U

HP 2023 Newest 14 Laptop 14" FHD Display, 16GB RAM, 1TB SSD, AMD Ryzen 3 Processor Upto 3.5GHz, Type-C, HDMI, Fast Charge, 10 Hrs Long Battery Life, Windows 11 (Renewed)


Ryzen 3 3250U
2 Cores, 4 Threads
Clock: 2.6 GHz - 3.5 GHz
GPU: Radeon; Shader cores: 192; Maximum frequency: 1200 (MHz)

Ryzen 7 5700U
8 Cores, 16 Threads
1.8GHz - 4.3GHz
GPU: Radeon Vega; Shader cores: 512; Maximum frequency: 1900 (MHz)

I have not played any of those games so I can't comment on whether either of those computers could play them.
 
Grab the 5700u, you really want 6-8 cores for online gaming, especially World of Warcraft and you really don't want 2c/4t for, well, anything really nowadays 😁
 
4-6 cores are a minimum, even for an office PC nowadays. I wouldn't even consider a 2-core CPU in 2024. Run some more web browser tabs and see how a 2-core PC gets hiccups.
 
The main concern is the integrated GPU 5700/5800 won't matter as it's the same GPU and the specs between them otherwise are similar. The 5800HS has a higher base clock... but boost clocks are the same.

Still, for solid 720p/1080p gaming, I'd look into something with the 8000 series APU that has better integrated graphics if they are in your budget.
 

HP OMEN - 16" 165Hz Full HD Gaming Laptop - AMD Ryzen 9-7940HS - 16GB Memory - NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 - 512GB SSD - Shadow Black​


1,443 at Best Buy

Or this laptop at Walmart for 900

Acer Nitro 5 Gaming laptop, 15.6" Full HD IPS 144Hz Display, 12th Gen Intel Core i7-12650H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU, 16GB DDR5, 1TB PCIe Gen 4 SSD, Windows 11 Home, AN515-58-75NM
 

HP OMEN - 16" 165Hz Full HD Gaming Laptop - AMD Ryzen 9-7940HS - 16GB Memory - NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 - 512GB SSD - Shadow Black​


1,443 at Best Buy

Or this laptop at Walmart for 900

Acer Nitro 5 Gaming laptop, 15.6" Full HD IPS 144Hz Display, 12th Gen Intel Core i7-12650H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU, 16GB DDR5, 1TB PCIe Gen 4 SSD, Windows 11 Home, AN515-58-75NM
I would get the one at Walmart. Save money and will get close to the $1000+ at best buy.(y)
 

HP OMEN - 16" 165Hz Full HD Gaming Laptop - AMD Ryzen 9-7940HS - 16GB Memory - NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 - 512GB SSD - Shadow Black​


1,443 at Best Buy

Or this laptop at Walmart for 900

Acer Nitro 5 Gaming laptop, 15.6" Full HD IPS 144Hz Display, 12th Gen Intel Core i7-12650H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU, 16GB DDR5, 1TB PCIe Gen 4 SSD, Windows 11 Home, AN515-58-75NM


For a decent gaming laptop with dedicated graphics, prices are going to be in the $600-1200 range for something not used and will last you quite a bit. If you don't mind going used and have some time to look around, you may end up getting a much better deal on a mid or high end model that's 1-3 generations old.

If you're looking for the lower to mid range of pricing, I've always liked offerings from Lenovo and ASUS, but lately mostly Lenovo. Their laptops are robust, their keyboards are usually hard to beat, the specs are good for the pricing, and most of the time you can find a sale going on for last years new models.

Like this for example:
Legion LOQ 15" RTX 3050 for around $600


I'd also recommend checking out Dave2D on YouTube, he does a TON of very in-depth reviews on specifically laptops and portable devices, and covers a LOT of gaming laptops.

www.youtube.com/@Dave2D
 
For a decent gaming laptop with dedicated graphics, prices are going to be in the $600-1200 range for something not used and will last you quite a bit. If you don't mind going used and have some time to look around, you may end up getting a much better deal on a mid or high end model that's 1-3 generations old.

If you're looking for the lower to mid range of pricing, I've always liked offerings from Lenovo and ASUS, but lately mostly Lenovo. Their laptops are robust, their keyboards are usually hard to beat, the specs are good for the pricing, and most of the time you can find a sale going on for last years new models.

Like this for example:
Legion LOQ 15" RTX 3050 for around $600


I'd also recommend checking out Dave2D on YouTube, he does a TON of very in-depth reviews on specifically laptops and portable devices, and covers a LOT of gaming laptops.

www.youtube.com/@Dave2D
Thank You for this great info. These are the 4 laptops below that I'm considering. Also the one you posted as well. It only has 8 GB of Ram. It says it maxes out at 16 GB of Ram. So I'd max it out right after I'd purchased it.

 
I also found this for 489

Dell 2024 Newest Inspiron 15 Laptop, 15.6" FHD Display, AMD Ryzen 7 5700U(8-core) Processor, Type C, Webcam, Bluetooth, HDMI, Windows 11 Home, Carbon Black (Win 11 Home, 16GB RAM | 512GB SSD) It has an integrated, dedicated graphics card. I'm not sure if that is good or bad???​

 
Ok, reality has sat in. I'm going to finance a gaming laptop. My budget would be up to 3k. Please fire away. Suggestions please ;-)

Is Alienware any good?
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Ok, reality has sat in. I'm going to finance a gaming laptop. My budget would be up to 3k. Please fire away. Suggestions please ;-)

Is Alienware any good?
 
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I think I found a possibility. I'm liking what I'm reading about this gaming laptop. I see they have another one for 500 more. But I'm not sure it's worth it. Let me know what you think??? Can it handle games like WoW and Diablo? Possibly Fortnite. It says it has a slot to upgrade the HD. I see a 1TB HD on Crucial com for 99.99
I can get this laptop for 700


ASUS TUF Gaming F15 (2022) Gaming Laptop, 15.6” FHD 144Hz Display, GeForce RTX 3050, Intel Core i5-12500H, 16GB DDR4, 512GB PCIe SSD, Wi-Fi 6, Windows 11, FX507ZC-ES53,Mecha​


This is the 2nd laptop for 500 more. I'm really not sure why.

ASUS TUF Gaming F17 (2024) Gaming Laptop, 17.3” FHD 144Hz IPS-Level Display, NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 3050, Intel® Core™ i5-12500H, 8GB DDR4, 1TB PCIe Gen3 SSD, Wi-Fi 6, Windows 11, FX707ZC-ES52​

 
$3k budget and you're still offering up sub $1k machines for approval?? :shrug: :sly:

While those are a bit better than the other random laptops you posted, there's still plenty of meat on the bone without hitting your limit.

So we can stop the random unlinked suggestions, let me ask...

1. What size monitor do you want?
2. Preferred resolution?
3. Refresh rate?
4. Do you require further storage expansion?

Here's a 17" with the latest gen cpu/gpu for $2.4k...

Now, this is overkill a bit, but will last you years and allow you to play modern titles. Buying 2-3 generations old hardware on finance doesn't seem worth it.
 
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I am happy with my Lenovo Legion. I think you can get it for about $400 less now with a 4070 RTX in it.

Personally I wouldn't get a 3050. I wouldn't get anything less than a 4060.

4070 is in The Sweet spot. Performs about as well as a 4080 or 4090 because of the heat throttling.

I added a 2 TB M.2 in the second slot right away.

There is nothing portable about it though. Plays all games tho with no problem played through starfield and bg3.
 
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4070 is in The Sweet spot. Performs about as well as a 4080 or 4090 because of the heat throttling.
???

Usually, laptop cards perform slower than their asme-name desktop counterparts by a SKU??


There are def. some deals out there on similarly configured systems. I also wouldn't go less than 4060 or 3070 in a gaming laptop. I know those games aren't difficult, but....
 
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